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General discussion / Bargain hunting, 2022 style...
« on: August 02, 2022, 10:15:04 AM »
I thought that given a lot of people are having to tighten their belts in terms of what they spend in recent times, it would be worth having a thread to alert fellow members of decent deals available. The main problem with it on this forum is that given it covers all of Ireland, offers that are available across both jurisdictions will likely be few & far between - but feel free to post them anyway as it could be useful to someone.

To start, I've delved into mobile sim-only deals that could be useful to posters here in the north or over in Britain, as well as some info on broadband "social tariffs" that are available to people on certain benefits. Feel free to add anything else...

Notable websites...

* Hot UK Deals - https://www.hotukdeals.com
* Bargain Alerts @ boards.ie - https://www.boards.ie/categories/bargain-alerts?utm_source=sidebar_categories

Also don't forget the likes of Quidco or Top Cash Back which may allow you to receive some money back on internet purchases you make.


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UK Sim-only mobile deals...

* Lebara (uses Vodafone UK network) - All offers are rolling 30-day contract offers that can be cancelled any time. 5G where available, roaming included in EU. 4G & WiFi calling now included, though reports suggest a few teething problems.

* 12GB data a month with unlimited calls & texts, usually £6.90 pm reduced to £1.40 pm for the first six months. Hurry as the offer ends on Thursday (via Hot UK Deals)

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lebara-12gb-5g-ps140-for-6-months-followed-by-ps690-3969890

* Via USwitch they have decent offers that all include unlimited calls & texts - 4GB of data for £4.99 pm reduced to £1.98 for the first three months, 15GB of data for £6.95 pm reduced to £2.78 for the first 3 months & 21GB of data pm for £7.95 reduced to £3.18 for the first 3 months.

(4GB) - https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/sim-only-deal/2608c26f3711d0db5cfc77fca7b8e13a456a1193/?position=2&list=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&page=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&

(15GB) - https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/sim-only-deal/8acd3b9e67ba3f24e3a601b4acc2e4eed6fff7ee/?position=4&list=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&page=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&

(21GB) - https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/sim-only-deal/2df955c9377e43ed4fa6a7d8b88392451bf10f1a/?position=5&list=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&page=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&

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* O2 - 12 month sim-only contracts.

Currently have some good deals via USwitch. All include unlimited calls & texts, EU roaming, 5G where available and 3 months of free Disney+ (except the 4GB allowance which is one month). If you're also a Virgin Media customer, you may also get a VOLT benefit which will double your data allowance.

4GB data - £6 pm (£72 for the year) - https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/sim-only-deal/f757c551a2a87d25a4e6082239392702206d874a/?position=1&list=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&page=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&

20GB data - £8 pm (£96 for the year) - https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/sim-only-deal/cebad3c38cece0b36a3e086bdf33c0a510fc14f7/?position=2&list=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&page=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&

25GB data - £9 pm (£108 for the year) - https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/sim-only-deal/ffc77fb74bc61c2ce556320251d53f6a335f318c/?position=3&list=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&page=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&

40GB data - £10 pm (£120 for the year) - https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/sim-only-deal/bd5b9d7342c699956dbebe7b48616d3b5cfbd611/?position=4&list=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&page=compare%2Fsim-only-deals&

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* 1p mobile (uses EE network) - PAYG ongoing offer(s). Includes 5G where available, EU roaming included plus 4G & WiFi calling.

* PAYG rates are 1p per minute calls, 1p per SMS & 1p per MB of data.
* Requires £10 top-up every 120 days (£30 for the year).
* You can buy a recurring bundle of unlimited talk & text for £3 pm (no data included).
* Two 12-month bundle sims are offered via website, one for £30 of credit that lasts for 12 months, and another for £36 that gives unlimited calls & texts for 12 months with 250MB of data per month.

May be good for those whom use their mobile a lot for calls & texting while using little to no data. Be aware of the £10 per 120 days top-up rule, as if you don't use your mobile that much in general you could end up building a fairly big PAYG balance over time.

For those who'd be interested in a cheap unlimited calls & texts bundle but whose EE coverage is poor/non-existent but Vodafone is okay, Asda mobile (uses Vodafone UK network) has an unlimited calls & text bundle for £4 pm, though for £1 pm more you can get a 3GB data bundle with it as well.

Website: www.1pmobile.com

(For Asda deal - https://mobile.asda.com/bundles/talk-and-text - sim can be ordered for free online or bought in any Asda supermarket).

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* Smarty mobile (uses 3 UK network) - rolling 30 day contract plans, includes unlimited calls & texts, 5G where available, EU roaming plus 4G & WiFi calling.

* Current offer of 50GB of data for £10 pm for 12 months (will revent back to 30GB after the 12 month period - you can of course cancel any time before this).
* Currently offers unlimited data for £20 per month.

Website - www.smarty.co.uk

... As an alternative that also uses 3 UK's network, ID mobile also offer sim-only deals on 1 month, 12 month & 24 month minimum term deals that not only include unlimited calls & texts, 5G data, EU roaming plus 4G & WiFi calling, but they also allow unused data to be rolled over to be used for the following month. Their deals tend to regularly change, so it's often a good idea to check their website & comparison sites like uSwitch to see what they currently offer.

At the moment on their website...

* At £6 pm - 4GB data (1 month), 5GB data (12 months)
* At £7 pm - 8GB data (1 month)
* At £8 pm - 12GB data (1 month), 16GB data (12 months)
* At £12 pm - 60GB data (12 months)
* At £18 pm - unlimited data (12 months reduced to £9 pm for the first 3 months)

...while via uSwitch, all 1 month rolling contracts...

* £6 pm - 5GB data
* £7 pm - 12GB data
* £8 pm - 20GB data
* £9 pm - 27GB data
* £10 pm - 40GB data
* £12 pm - 100GB data
* £16 pm - unlimited data

Website for ID's own sim-only deals - https://www.idmobile.co.uk/sim-only-deals

For uSwitch deals, click on ID mobile logo on Network options in the left column.

https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/compare/sim_only_deals/

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Social tariffs

If yourself or someone you know is currently on an income-related benefit e.g. JSA, UC, ESA, pension credit etc. then you or they may qualify for a temporary "social tariff" on mobile or landline that gives you reduced rates for a period of time that may be extended depending on circumstances.

* Voxi mobile (uses Vodafone UK network) - Has a "Voxi for now" plan for eligible customers that gives unlimited calls, texts & data for £10 pm for six months (normally this costs £35 pm) - after six months you'll be switched over to their standard £10 a month plan. Rolling 30 day contract.

Website - https://help.voxi.co.uk/Joining-and-Set-up/Joining/1573624692/What-is-VOXI-For-Now.htm

* BT Essentials - gives two different broadband & landline calls packages to eligible customers. If eligible you can remain on the respective social tariff for 12 months (even if you become employed again and you'd usually no longer be eligible otherwise) - after 12 months if you are still an eligible customer, you can remain on the tariff for another 12 months. There are no early exit fees. This replaces the BT Basic offer that was previously available to similarly eligible customers.

Current BT essential plans...

* £10 - Unlimited calls to landlines & mobiles only (no broadband)
* £15 pm - Up to 36Mb broadband download speed & 700 mins calls to landlines & mobiles.
* £20 pm - Up to 74Mb broadband download speed & unlimited calls to landlines & mobiles.

The latter two offers also charge £9.99 P&P for the BT Home Hub router that will be posted to you.

Website - https://www.bt.com/broadband/home-essentials

* Virgin Media broadband - if you live in an area which VM serves you, they have a similar essential broadband tariff for those on Universal Credit. £15 pm on a 30 day rolling contract, no setup fees, download speeds of 15Mb & upload speeds of 2Mb (average).

Website - https://www.virginmedia.com/broadband/low-income-families

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Tyrone / Links to club fixtures @ tyronegaa.ie -->
« on: June 28, 2022, 09:00:52 PM »
The Results/Fixtures section of the Tyrone GAA's website, while generally kept well up to date, can occasionally be a bit of a pain in the a**e when trying to navigate for certain club fixtures or results, league tables etc. So I thought it would be a reasonable idea to gather some quick links to parts of the GAA GMS results/fixtures database that concerns Tyrone club competitions.

To be added later - maybe also add links to some recent (archived) seasons?

Below are links to current results & fixtures for each corresponding club in Tyrone. The link will at first display games that have been fixed a date but have yet to be played, this is a quirk of the GAA GMS system which I could fix by giving a separate results & fixtures hyperlink for each club, but I'm too lazy to do that right now, so just excuse that. For Cappagh, Fintona & Omagh whose football & hurling activities are under one club, separate hyperlinks are given for football & hurling games. Ladies Football club competitions in Tyrone are also included as they use the GAA GMS - however Camogie in the county doesn't and so there are no links here for them.



Mens & Boys Football

For fixtures & results for "youth team" combinations, see "Youth Football" below.

Aghaloo - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1077&reverseDateOrder=Y
Aghyaran - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1079&reverseDateOrder=Y
Ardboe - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1098&reverseDateOrder=Y
Augher - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1120&reverseDateOrder=Y
Beragh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1222&reverseDateOrder=Y
Brackaville - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1236&reverseDateOrder=Y
Brocagh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1244&reverseDateOrder=Y
Carrickmore - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1287&reverseDateOrder=Y
Castlederg - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1299&reverseDateOrder=Y
Clann na nGael - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1322&reverseDateOrder=Y
Clogher - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1334&reverseDateOrder=Y
Clonoe - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1353&reverseDateOrder=Y
Coalisland - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1363&reverseDateOrder=Y
Cookstown - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1372&reverseDateOrder=Y
Derrylaughan - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1416&reverseDateOrder=Y
Derrytresk - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1419&reverseDateOrder=Y
Donaghmore - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1425&reverseDateOrder=Y
Dromore - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1444&reverseDateOrder=Y
Drumquin - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1455&reverseDateOrder=Y
Drumragh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1456&reverseDateOrder=Y
Dungannon - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1468&reverseDateOrder=Y
Edendork - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1480&reverseDateOrder=Y
Eglish - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1481&reverseDateOrder=Y
Errigal Ciaran - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1503&reverseDateOrder=Y
Eskra - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1504&reverseDateOrder=Y
Fintona - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1522&reverseDateOrder=Y&compStyle=football
Galbally - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1532&reverseDateOrder=Y
Glenelly - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1552&reverseDateOrder=Y
Gortin - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1570&reverseDateOrder=Y
Greencastle - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1579&reverseDateOrder=Y
Kildress - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1625&reverseDateOrder=Y
Killeeshil - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1639&reverseDateOrder=Y
Killyclogher - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1650&reverseDateOrder=Y
Killyman - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1653&reverseDateOrder=Y
Loughmacrory - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1731&reverseDateOrder=Y
Moortown - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1780&reverseDateOrder=Y
Moy - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1784&reverseDateOrder=Y
Naomh Eoghan - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=22551&reverseDateOrder=Y
Omagh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1844&reverseDateOrder=Y&compStyle=football
Owen Roes - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1855&reverseDateOrder=Y
Pomeroy - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1871&reverseDateOrder=Y
Rock - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1903&reverseDateOrder=Y
Stewartstown - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2057&reverseDateOrder=Y
Strabane - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2059&reverseDateOrder=Y
T***yreagh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2074&reverseDateOrder=Y
Trillick - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2099&reverseDateOrder=Y
Urney - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2117&reverseDateOrder=Y



Youth Football

This is a list of "youth teams" where two or more clubs that nominally compete separately at adult level combine at youth level to field a team in underage competitions. Not all age ranges may be covered i.e. a combined youth team might be fielded at U17, U15, U13 & U11.5 levels while they still field separately at U9.5 & U7.5 blitzes. Check with the clubs concerned to find out what age ranges they cover.

Bodoney (Glenelly & Gortin) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=18177&reverseDateOrder=Y
Cappagh (Killyclogher) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=3966&reverseDateOrder=Y&compStyle=football
Naomh Brid (Brocagh & Killyman) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=21783&reverseDateOrder=Y & https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=22675&reverseDateOrder=Y (I dunno why they have two seperate club IDs)
Owen Roes & Clann na nGael (combined team) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=22699&reverseDateOrder=Y



Mens & Boys Hurling

Cappagh, Fintona & Omagh field hurling teams alongside their football teams as one club, all other clubs playing hurling in Tyrone are independent. Clubs marked with (Y) currently only field teams at youth level (up to U17) and possibly only at some age range(s).

Cappagh (Y) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=3966&reverseDateOrder=Y&compStyle=hurling
Carrickmore - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1286&reverseDateOrder=Y
Cúchulainn an Ghleanna - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=20625&reverseDateOrder=Y
Duiche Neill, Benburb (Y) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=20629&reverseDateOrder=Y
Dungannon - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1467&reverseDateOrder=Y
Fintona (Y) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1522&reverseDateOrder=Y&compStyle=hurling
Naomh Colum Cille - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1968&reverseDateOrder=Y
Omagh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1844&reverseDateOrder=Y&compStyle=hurling
Strabane (Y) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2058&reverseDateOrder=Y
Tulach Óg (Y) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=20623&reverseDateOrder=Y



Ladies & Girls Football

The majority of ladies football clubs in Tyrone share the same name as their corresponding mens football club, serve either the same or a slightly larger catchment area as them (e.g. taking in a part or the whole of a catchment area of a neighbouring mens football club that doesn't have a corresponding ladies football club of their own) and play on the same grounds as them regardless wherever they are "one club" or are independent. There are however a few exceptions to this rule often for historical reasons and the corresponding mens football catchment area is given in brackets beside the club name, all of whom are now just one club except for St. Macartan's. Most clubs field adult & youth teams but a few field at youth level only. There are no combined "youth teams" as there are in boys football - in a case where a club doesn't field a team at a particular age level, a player or players from that club may play for a neighbouring club at that age level instead for a single season without a transfer being required, subject to LGFA & local bye-laws.

Aghaloo - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1077&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Aghyaran - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1079&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Aodh Ruadh (Dungannon) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=19327&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Ardboe - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1098&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Badoney (Gortin) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=19325&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Beragh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1222&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Cappagh (Killyclogher) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=3966&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Carrickmore - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1287&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Castlederg - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1299&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Clann na nGael - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1322&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Clonoe - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1353&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Coalisland - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1363&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Cookstown - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1372&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Donaghmore - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1425&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Dromore - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1444&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Drumquin - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1455&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Drumragh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1456&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Edendork - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1480&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Errigal Ciaran - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1503&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Fintona - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1522&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Galbally - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1532&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Glenelly - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1552&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Kildress - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1625&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Killeeshil - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1639&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Killyman - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1653&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Loughmacrory - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1731&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Moortown - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1780&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Moy - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1784&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Naomh Eoghan - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=22551&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Omagh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1844&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Owen Roes - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1855&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Pomeroy - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1871&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Rock - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=1903&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Sperrin Óg (Greencastle) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=19331&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
St. Macartan's (Augher/Clogher/Eskra) - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=19329&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Stewartstown - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2057&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Strabane - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2059&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
T***yreagh - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2074&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Trillick - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2099&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y
Urney - https://tyronegaa.ie/fixtures-results/?clubID=2117&gender=f&reverseDateOrder=Y



Final note: For those unfamiliar, "Killyclogher" & "Cappagh" are practically the one club. "Killyclogher" is used for teams at adult & U19 mens levels while "Cappagh" is used at U17 & younger, with "Cappagh" being used for all ladies & girls football teams. Not to be confused with the village of Cappagh which is within the catchment of Galbally.

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Tyrone / Ideal day for Tyrone Senior ACL Football games?
« on: June 28, 2022, 05:26:49 PM »
Added a poll in light of recent discussion on the Tyrone club football & hurling thread.

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GAA Discussion / VEO Cameras 🎥
« on: June 15, 2022, 09:29:15 PM »
I've seen these cameras crop up at times in the last year or so at some football matches (and a couple of local junior soccer games as well), anyone here actively involved on using one of these devices for their club?

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Throw-in provisionally down for 4pm, live on BBC Two NI (Rated 15).

Presumably Healy Park will be the venue.

Winners/Survivors will play either Monaghan or Down in a semi-final on Sunday 15th May.

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GAA Discussion / Ulster MFC 2022
« on: April 13, 2022, 01:53:16 PM »
Preliminary Round

Saturday 16th April
Fermanagh vs. Down @ Brewster Park, 4.15pm

Round 1/Quarter Final

Friday 22nd April
Monaghan vs. Antrim @ Inniskeen, 8.00pm

Saturday 23rd April
Donegal vs. Fermanagh/Down**, 4.00pm
Armagh vs. Derry @ Athletic Grounds, 5.30pm
Tyrone vs. Cavan @ Healy Park, 6.00pm

**If Donegal vs. Fermanagh at Donegal venue, if Donegal vs. Down at Down venue.

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May as well start a thread on the first game of the 2022 Ulster Senior Football Championship with it just being over a fortnight away...

Preliminary Round
Fermanagh vs. Tyrone
Date: Saturday 16th April
Venue: Brewster Park, Enniskillen
Throw-in: 6.30pm

Winner plays Derry in the Quarter Final on Sunday 1st May, presumably if Tyrone win then the game will be in Healy Park, while a Fermanagh victory will see the game played at a Derry venue (I'd guess Celtic Park).

On paper Tyrone should win this and progress - Fermanagh have had an otherwise quiet campaign in NFL3, maybe too quiet for any talk of a shock scalp being taken, or have they a chance in producing one of the biggest in years?

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GAA Discussion / Things I leaned today (Gaelic Games Edition)...
« on: November 29, 2021, 03:47:57 PM »

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GAA Discussion / Admission costs to club games
« on: November 15, 2021, 07:02:14 PM »
There's a bit of debate in the Tyrone club thread concerning the cost of admittance to the county SFC final yesterday (Sunday) - the charge was £15 for adults and £3 for children, which is the most expensive admission fee I can recall for a club championship final in Tyrone. At the current exchange rate, £15 is just a shade under €18 so I'm curious to know what other counties charge in for their flagship club football or hurling finals? Are we being fleeced in Tyrone or is it a fair comparison to many other counties across Ireland?

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General discussion / Who's worse than thrush?
« on: March 17, 2021, 06:17:12 PM »
By popular demand; I'll keep the poll open for three days.


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GAA Discussion / GAA Websites in 2020
« on: September 14, 2020, 08:52:41 PM »
In the days of social media dominance, club units (in particular) don't tend to have websites compared to say a decade ago - or at least in Tyrone they don't, with few now keeping up such a site and even fewer keeping the site up to modern standards to allow easy viewing on mobiles & tablets from what I've been looking at. Overall they seem to be a dying breed.

So any good examples of GAA club websites out there still in existence? Quite a lot seem to be based on the "Club & County" Wordpress template (including the current McNamee Award winner) or the SportLoMo based design that is mainly used by a few counties.

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General discussion / Top 20 Tw*ts of 2020 Results
« on: September 03, 2020, 07:01:29 PM »
Maybe it's too much Coke Zero going through me right now, but I just feel so pissed off with many things that I've decided  I'm just going to publish the Top 20 Tw*ts of 2020 list as a straight list without any comment like I'd done the last time since the nominations thread, along with the general social and political mood of the world both online and offline just isn't capable of taking a joke, the slightest bit of critique or just get offended for the sake of being offended. I'm immediately locking the thread so it is simply an end to the poll. Wherever they'll be a third presentation of the Anthony Fearon award for outstanding achievement in the field of excellence in the future is unknown right now. Number in brackets is the amount of tw*t points each nominee received.


20. Steve McManaman (5)
19. Joe Brolly (5, ahead on tie-break)
18. Rachel Riley (7)
17. Phil Hogan (10)
16. Katie Hopkins (10, ahead on casting vote)
15. Stephen Nolan (12)
14. Mary Lou McDonald (12)
13. Gregory Campbell (12)
12. Michael Martin (12, sorted by tie-break & number of high-ranking nominations)
11. John Waters (14)
10. Ruth Dudley-Edwards (15)
9. Vladimir Putin (16)
8. Jim Allister (18)
7. Jim Corr (21)
6. Jacob Rees-Mogg (21, ahead on tie-break)
5. Dominic Cummings (22)
4. Pritti Patel (28)
3. Gemma O'Doherty (30)
2. Boris Johnson (40)
1. Donald Trump (55)


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I did this as a top 30 countdown back nearly nine years ago, and I think the zeitgeist has passed long enough that a new list of tw*ts can be drawn up especially for the eventful year it has been so far. The last list was actually a bit of a struggle to fill up so this time I'm restricting it to a Top 20 list for 2020 (gettit? ;) ) and I've tweaked the previous rules a little bit to help give the list a bit more "bite" and broad popularity - but there can be no list without your input! So...



Someone get completely on your tits? Can you not stand them? Do you wonder why so many people like a certain person that you see has no redeeming qualities whatsoever?

Here's a chance to let off steam in some, er, sort of constructive way.

Here's the rules...

- Near enough anyone is fair game to be nominated unless they are covered in the exclusions listed below - this goes from Triple A celebs to the obscure, within reason (for example, "that tw*t who works in Louis Boyd in Newry" won't count).

- the following are immune/excluded from being nominated...
    - Anyone whom was not alive on the 1st January 2020. If they died after this date, then they are eligible as long as they aren't immune for something else.
    - Anyone whom was a minor i.e. under the age of 18 years, on the 1st January 2020. Even if they turned 18 after this date they are still immune from nomination. Adults only please.
    - All members of this forum, in at least their usernames, including mods and admins are immune from nomination. This is to ensure a few certain posters don't get flamed simply because they hold unpopular views or opinions.

- The only collective nomination that will be accepted for will be for a music band or group. If members of this band are individually nominated where others name the band/group, their points may end up being collected together at my discretion and I'll indicate doing so before publishing the final list. Other than that, only individuals can be nominated.

- (new for the 2020 list) Finally, to make the Top 20 for 2020 list there must be a points-scoring nomination from at least two different entries. This is to stop a single No.1 nominated tw*t from making the list that no one else can be arsed with.

- Your choice of nominations must contain at least some sort of variety, which is explained below.

How nominations work...

- The last tw*tlist ended up allowing single and double only nominations to count when at least five was asked, otherwise the list would have looked bare. This time I'm going to have to insist that you nominate at least three tw*ts for the list otherwise your nomination list will be excluded from the Top 20 chart countdown.

- All nominations are weighted i.e. the first ones you list will score more tw*t points than those lower down the list. They shall be scored as follows for the Top 20 of 2020 tw*tlist...
    - 1st pick: 8pts
    - 2nd pick: 6pts
    - 3rd pick: 4pts
    - 4th pick: 3pts
    - 5th pick: 2pts
    - 6th to 10th pick: 1pt each

- Only your first ten picks will score points. However any subsequent picks can be used to resolve tie breakers.

- Please ensure than when you send your list, it is final. Having to check for changes is going to be time consuming. If it is indicated that you changed your nominations after the deadline then I may have no choice but to exclude it.

- Please, please, PLEASE include reasons for each of your picks. It'll help with the write up, and myself and others would love to know why you think your pick is a tw*t. Also please keep it free from even the smallest bit of libel or it won't be used. If you don't want your username mentioned in the round up if you've sent a private nomination, say so before you PM me. (See below)

- To avoid lists being filled up with the starting 11 of a rival English soccer team, politicians etc. as it's clear to see some posters would easily & lazily do this, you're restricted to making a maximum of three picks coming from the same "field" or profession for what they're best known for, with a maximum of two of these in your top three. In the case of someone who is works in multiple professions in the public eye, it's their most prominent one they're known for today e.g. comedian. I want to see a wide ranging list of tw*ts picked! If you make more than three in your top ten (or two in your top three), your list will be deemed invalid until you change your nominations before the deadline.

- For the final chart countdown list, should two or more entries end up with the same amount of tw*t points, the following order will be used for a tie-break...
    - those with additional non-scoring picks (i.e. beyond 10 picks)
    - those whom get a higher amount of first tw*t picks
    - those whom get a higher amount of second tw*t picks
    - those whom get a higher amount of third tw*t picks
    - if there is still at least a two-way tie at this point, I am permitted to make a judgement call as to their order in the list.


How to nominate

- Nominations are open to all forum members except for the organiser of this poll, namely myself! The only vote I'm allowed to cast is if there is an unresolved tie-breaker as mentioned above.

- There are two ways to nominate, either a public vote or a private vote...
    - Public vote is by simply replying to this thread with one post containing your nominees before the deadline for entries close. Remember you must make at least three nominations or it won't count.
    - If you would rather not make your vote public, you may make a private vote by PM'ing me your nominations in a single post before the deadline. I normally keep my PM inbox private but I'll open it up for a few days to allow for this. If you do this, I'll send you back a message to confirm your entry and if you would rather the reasons you gave for your nominations were kept anonymous, say so in your PM.

- You are also free to canvas for nominations!

So to recap...

- nominate at least three tw*ts for the list, and if you can give an explanation all the better!

- you can nominate up to 10 tw*ts for points scoring

- you can nominate either in public or private

- make sure that your nominations were (a) alive on the 1st January this year, (b) also 18 years or over on the same date, and (c) at least someone on here can recognise. Don't be an awkward, condescending hipster!

- make sure you nominate before the deadline mentioned below

Deadline for nominations...

- The deadline for nominations shall be 4.00pm IST/BST this coming Friday, 28th August 2020 - this is 11.00am in New York, 5.00pm in Paris & Berlin, and 1.00am on the Saturday morning in Sydney & Melbourne. No nominations will be accepted after this time, and please do not make changes to your nominations after this time or it may not count.

The list will be published sometime in September, as it'll take a little while to write it up, and I also plan to publish it over several days as the top tw*t of 2020 on GAAboard will be revealed.

Whoever becomes the top tw*t will take possession of the Anthony Fearon award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, currently held by the town of Kilkeel from 2018.

That just leaves me to say sorry for the long-ish post, and GET NOMINATING!

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Below is a list of links to various websites and social media accounts associated to either the County Board in Tyrone, its club units or "sister" organisations. If you see a link that's missing, reply in this thread and I'll add it on in this directory. P.S. No "fan pages", commercial operations etc. only "official" links.

All external links to websites & social media accounts are attempted to be as accurate as possible at the last time of this post or edit, but neither I, the admins/moderators or anyone else will be responsible for incorrect or dead links which hasn't been brought to attention.



Present - Websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube
To Be Added Later - maybe some other SM platforms if there's demand?



1. Websites

Tyrone GAA - www.tyronegaa.ie
Tyrone Cumman na mBunscol - www.cnmbtyrone.com

Clubs

Live

Ardboe - www.ardboegfc.com
Carrickmore (F) - www.ancharraigmhor.gaa.ie
Donaghmore - www.donaghmoregaa.ie
Dromore - www.dromoregfc.com
Drumragh - www.drumraghsarsfields.com
Galbally - www.galballygac.com
Glenelly - glenellygfc.wordpress.com
Kildress - www.kildress.gaa.ie
Killyclogher - www.killycloghergaa.com
Loughmacrory - www.loughmacrorygfc.net
Omagh - www.omaghstendas.com
Owen Roes - www.owenroe-leckpatrick.ie

Dormant (Live site but no updates for at least three months since last directory update excluding social media & lotto updates)

Clann na nGael - www.cngtyrone.ie
Clonoe - orahillys.clonoe.com
Dungannon (F) - www.thomasclarkegfc.com
Edendork - www.edendorkgac.com
Eglish - www.eglishgac.com
Errigal Ciaran - www.errigalciarangac.com
Gortin - www.gortingaa.ie
Rock - www.rockstpatricksgac.co.uk
Stewartstown - www.harps.org

"Under Construction" or non-operational

Beragh - www.beraghredknights.com
Pomeroy - www.theplunkettsgac.ie

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General discussion / Fionn's Friday Night 90's Indie Disco
« on: June 19, 2020, 06:51:12 PM »
Due to popular demand (possibly astroturfed), the offshoot of the "Banging 90's choons!" thread, the 90's indie disco thread is now here from "Fionn the Spin Doctor". Mostly guitar based, not hugely commercial though this doesn't exclude top ten smash hits or even number ones & we may slip in the odd big rock anthem if it doesn't feel completely out of place. Alternative rock, shoegazing, psychedelia, dreampop, art rock and some occasional doses of Britpop, grunge & Alternative dance from the decade all wanted for the playlist. No posers, no under 18's, ID checked at the door.

Pulp - Common People (1996) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuTMWgOduFM

Dubstar - Not So Manic Now (1995) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JHp8Cc3wBY

The Dandy Warhols - Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth (1998) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APrpB-i4d_E

Bush - Swallowed (1996) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FIBPKRV3kk

House of Love - Shine On (1990) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxUv79hejRU

Oasis - Slide Away (1994) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GCSUSwcDwg


EDIT: And once again, no c**k teasers! Label your links.

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